Smartphones will continue to improve year after year. But, what if there are any new rumors? Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5The design of the foldable phone is expected to be significantly improved.
According to the South Korean outlet Navier(Opens in a new window) (via SamMobile(Opens in a new window)Samsung will use a waterdrop-shaped hinge to fold the Galaxy Z Fold 5 completely flat.
This design approach is used by many Chinese manufacturers to make foldable phones, but it comes at the expense of water resistance. Samsung is expected to add the new hinge while keeping the IPX8 rating.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4It’s a great folding phone and we wouldn’t call it durable. However, the waterdrop hinge reduces the stress on the display fold which will increase the device’s reliability.
We’ve got Has seen steady improvementsAs the years pass, foldable phone technology has become more advanced. This makes these devices more appealing to consumers.
According to the report, Samsung had already patented a hinge of this kind back in 2016. It isn’t clear why this wasn’t done before. But it could be a matter either of perfecting the technology, or making it cheaper enough to implement.
Analysis: More competitors are more durable
In 2019, the first Galaxy Fold was launched. Since then, foldable phone technology has advanced exponentially. The fifth version will be released in 2023. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.
This will lead to more phone manufacturers entering the market, as reliability and manufacturing processes improve. For now, the only companies that produce foldable phones for consumers are Samsung and Chinese tech firms.
It could be the next major foldable smartphone launch. Google Pixel Fold: It could arrive as early as May 2023. Rumours also suggest that a Foldable iPhoneHowever, this device may not be available until 2024 or 2025.
Samsung will always have the edge no matter what other manufacturers do. We hope that it’s enough for Z Fold and Z Flip to have an edge in an increasingly competitive market.
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